View Full Version : can i plug in a monitor to my laptop and use it as a dual screen system?
04-22-2005, 12:02 PM
i have an hp nx7010 (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/321957-64295-89315-321838-f33-380679.html) on the way. how can i use a monitor as a 2nd screen?
04-22-2005, 12:40 PM
im not framilliar with this video card
'ATI Mobility RADEON 9200 graphics with 32- or 64-MB of double data rate (DDR) SDRAM" most new laptops come with a vga port and dual monitor support. and usually a ps2 port for a keyboard.
USB 2.0 (3), IEEE 1394 (4 pin), parallel, VGA, TV out (S-Video), RJ-45, RJ-11, audio in/out, port replicator, Fast IR.
yup there it is in red.
all the options for dual monitor support will be in you video propertys menu,
04-22-2005, 03:39 PM
If you mean that you want dual heads (like side-by-side extended desktop) then the Monitor out ain't gonna help. The most you'd be able to do is to have the exact same image on both screens at the same time. Picture two desktops with two mouse cursors moving identically.
You would prolly need some kind of aftermarket adapter for that or a PC Card.
04-23-2005, 11:59 AM
Yes you can do this. This is how I am set up at work. Just go to your display properties, choose the second monitor and check the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor."
04-23-2005, 01:54 PM
Definitely. Just like chad said.
04-28-2005, 07:36 AM
yup, you guys were right. i didn't actually have the laptop the other day; it was on the way. it came yesterday and i've got the duallies set up.
04-30-2005, 10:44 AM
Bah... time for me to upgrade my lappy... it can't do stretched desktop between monitor out and local screen. :neartears
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